MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- The Murfreesboro Water Resources Department Community Affairs team (MWRDCA) is getting students excited about the value of water for a second year with the “Imagine A Day Without Water” High School Artwork Contest. The contest is an effort to encourage high school students to get involved in the cause to protect our water sources, bring awareness to water/wastewater infrastructures, and promote water conservation.
“Imagine A Day Without Water” (IADWW) takes place on October 21, 2021, and is a national day to acknowledge the value of water and the importance water has in our everyday lives. Organizations from all over the country will engage in exciting learning activities and events in person and virtually this year to bring awareness to our most precious resource.
“My initial purpose for creating this contest was to reach out to the high school students in our community like never before, giving the younger generation a chance to acknowledge their environmental footprint, spark interest in the water industry, and promote change in the future of water infrastructure,” MWRD Communications Specialist, Alandria Barker states.
When water is in short supply or fails to meet quality standards, the community takes notice. A new vision and value of water to clean and disinfect has emerged in the collective mind of the public. The nation sees surface water, groundwater, rainwater, drinking water, wastewater, and other forms of water as independent and exclusive to one another. The public needs to recognize that we have multiple variations of “one water” that needs to be valued and preserved. Could you imagine a day without water?
The contest kicks off on September 15, 2021, through October 15, 2021. All participating students must turn in the Contest Entry Form which should be complete and authorized by a parent for media release consent. Please visit us in-office or go to www.murfreesborotn.gov/IADWW to submit artwork, for contest guidelines, submission criteria, and more.
MWRD takes pride in being a supplier of products and services that are vital and foundational to the quality of life of our residents. We recognize and embrace our responsibility and role in sustaining our community, its water systems, and the aquatic environment. It’s with great hope that our young citizens take notice of our City’s water resources and take action to protect them for future generations to come.
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